08 FEBRUARY JAGJIT SINGH (1941 to 2011)
Jagjit Singh was born on 08 February 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Referred to as the ‘King of Ghazals’, it is said that his talent for singing surfaced at a very young age. Initially, he made a living by singing jingles. Eventually, he lent his voice to Hindi films and later moved on to ghazals. Jagjit Singh’s contribution to the music industry has been immense. With songs like Kagaz ki kashti and Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, he made the genre of ghazals popular amongst the masses. Despite his untimely demise in 2011, his soulful voice continues to mesmerize people of all generations even today. Jagjit Singh was the first Indian to record a digital album in 1987 titled ‘Beyond Time’. In 2003 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Govt. of India. He passed away on 10 October 2011.
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